ultra lightweight and thin
soft and cuddly
both dyed with cochineal
as it is rather precious dye stuff, I extracted as much colour using this simple setting – a nylon tight secured with elastic band
I simmered the powder in a little water and strained the liquor, repeating this several times
the same can be used for any powdery dye stuff
I know that many of you, my readers are interested in eco printing. Here are few interesting links:
Elena from The Procrastinator Dyer’s Diary shows how she bundles her eco prints
Irit from Gaia’s Echo uses brushes to enhance her prints
Terrie explains how she recycled iron rich fabric and got sharper prints from eucalyptus and rose leaves.
in two subtle colours
The Coral Scarf is dyed with little madder and the Grey Scarf is eco print using local plants, mainly rose and cotinus. Now available.
The summer holidays have started. It brings a new challenge to keep the right balance between making and making nice memories.
Large wool scarf in mat raspberry red, dyed with brazilwood. Available here.
I think of my blog as a visual diary of what I have made, either the process or finished pieces. I would prefer if it was much more chronological, but often fail. It’s because of my varied interests and also because I often work on few projects at the same time but don’t post here feeling it would appear too random and haphazard - and then stop posting altogether. I want to change this on both ends. To focus more and stop thinking too much about the disorder of the posts.
So while I have been felting and am still testing and sourcing fibres, these scarves have been in the dye pot and waiting for the right moment and especially enough light to be photographed. They will come to the shop soon.
refined – *precise to a fine degree * subtle *elegant *polished *urban *sophisticated *genteel *stylish
I have been thinking about this in connection with felt. It’s a word that resonates in me after I attended a workshop on fashion and interior trends organized by Emergents and presented by lovely Anne Ritchie.